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Can the Dems regain the House or Senate?

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posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 07:59 AM
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There has been a deluge of coverage of the Bush / Kerry runs, but what of the House and the Senate. You would think the balance of power in both bodies would be almost as important as to which party wins the presidency. But I have seen very little on it.

I have always belived that the opposition party should controll at least one of the houses. While it puts you at risk for gridlock, it also forces both side to compromise which often will lead to more balanced decisions. Its been very rare that one party controlls all three. Do people feel that the dems have a chance? 33 Senate seats will be up as well as all of the House.




posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 08:36 AM
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Well, if you ask people a generic question about whether they will vote for a Democrat or Republican for Congress, most polls show Democrats winning by a wide margin. Here are some of the latest poll results.

CBS News/New York Times Poll, 7/11-7/15. Democrats win 46-37.

Associated Press-Ipsos Poll. 7/5-7/7. Democrats win 47-43.

Los Angeles Times Poll, 6/5-6/8. Democrats win 54-35.

Time Poll, 6/2-6/4. Democrats win 49-37.

www.pollingreport.com...

You can read many other poll results at the above url.

Rasmussen Poll. 7/24. Democrats win 46-37.

www.rasmussenreports.com...

I am not aware of any internet source predicting the political composition of the 2005 House and Senate. You can view the outlook of particular House and Senate races at

www.ourcongress.org...

I think the Democrats have a good chance to take back the Senate. A pickup of two seats will do the trick. Taking back the House will be much more difficult. Democrats need to pick up 11 seats. That will be made much more difficult by the fact that Texas Republicans, under the leadership of Tom DeLay, have redistricted six seats currently held by Democrats. Needless to say, the redistricting favors Republican candidates.



posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 08:39 AM
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You know im a Northern California Republican (that makes me a democrat just about anywere else) and I would not lose sleep over the Dems retaking the senate. I really believe in the checks and balance system and this seems like a good way to do it.



posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 08:52 AM
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Originally posted by FredT
You know im a Northern California Republican (that makes me a democrat just about anywere else) and I would not lose sleep over the Dems retaking the senate. I really believe in the checks and balance system and this seems like a good way to do it.


Would you lose any sleep over John Kerry winning the Presidential Election? Current projections based on the latest state polls show Kerry winning an electoral victory of 310-217, with Tennessee's 11 electoral votes too close to call.

www.electoral-vote.com...



posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 08:57 AM
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Originally posted by donguillermo
Would you lose any sleep over John Kerry winning the Presidential Election? Current projections based on the latest state polls show Kerry winning an electoral victory of 310-217, with Tennessee's 11 electoral votes too close to call.


This is a crappy election unless you are on the far right or far left. Neither candidate is appealing from my middle standpoint. I have issues with Bush, I have issues with Kerry. Actually I posted a news story earlier that had Bush in a slight lead. But honestly at this point the polls are almost meaningless. after the conventions and the campaigns are in full swing will be a more accurate poll. IF Kerry won the White House and the Repub maintained controll of both houses. Yea I can live with that (its not like i have any choice but too no matter the outcome)



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